Criterion Special Blu-Ray Box Set in DigiPack Case. Seven Blu-Ray Discs in Set - 6 Films as follow.1 Jour De Fete (1949) Approximately 79 Minutes. In Jacques Tati's charming -- and essentially plotless -- pre-Hulot first feature, Tati is Francois, a contented and happy postman in a small, unhurried French village.
Things perk up when a traveling carnival arrives in town. The narrator in the film exhorts, Rapidite, rapidite. Francois takes up the call, and attempts to Americanize his work style. Intriguingly, Tati originally shot this film in two simultaneous processes - a black-and-white one and an experimental color one called'Thomson-Color' - but was forced to release the black-and-white when he ran into problems printing the color film; he subsequently tinted select sequences, then in the late 1990s his daughter (a film editor) prepared and released a color version of the entire movie.
2 Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953) 1 movie, 2 cuts. Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati's endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati's masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom.
3 Mon Oncle (1958) Approximately 110 Minutes. In Jacques Tati's first color film, he again plays Monsieur Hulot, a man of simple means living an uncomplicated life. The home of Hulot's sister and brother-in-law is ultra-modern but holds no appeal for Hulot's nephew.
So, the boy enlists his uncle's help in waging war on the modern world. 4 Playtime (1967) Approximately 145 Minutes.Hilarious, dazzlingly inventive comedy in which Mr. Hulot tries to function in an unrecognizable Paris of modernistic glass-and-steel skyscrapers. The bumbling Monsieur Hulot, kitted out as always with tan raincoat, beaten brown hat, and umbrella, takes to Paris's highways and byways. In this, his final outing, Hulot is employed as an auto company's director of design, and accompanies his new product (a "camping car" outfitted with absurd gadgetry) to an auto show in Amsterdam. Naturally, the road there is paved with modern-age mishaps. This late-career delight is a masterful demonstration of the comic genius's expert timing and sidesplitting knack for visual gags, and a bemused last look at technology run amok. For his final film, Jacques Tati takes his camera to the circus, where the director himself serves as master of ceremonies. Though it features many spectacles, including clowns, jugglers, acrobats, contortionists, and more. Also focuses on the spectators, making this stripped-down work a testament to the communion between audience and entertainment. Created for Swedish television (with Ingmar Bergman's legendary director of photography Gunnar Fischer serving as one of its cinematographers). Is a touching career send-off that recalls its maker's origins as a mime and theater performer. Arguably worth the set is the unstated title piece''Playtime made by Director Tati in 1967, long OOP as a single Edition DVD from Criterion.
Others might deem the films with the Tati's character Monsieur Hulot are the key to a journey with Jacques Tati. Great Set, Highly Recommend (Round'n Round llc). New digital restorations of all six feature films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays of Jour de fête, Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, Mon oncle, Trafic, and Parade and 3.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray of PlayTime. New digital restorations of all seven short films: On demande une brute (1934), Gai dimanche (1935), Soigne ton gauche (1936), L'école des facteurs (1946), Cours du soir (1967), Forza Bastia (1978), and Dégustation maison (1978).
Two alternate versions of Jour de fête, a partly colorized 1964 version and the full-color 1995 rerelease version. Original 1953 theatrical release version of Monsieur Hulot's Holiday. My Uncle, the version of Mon oncle that director Jacques Tati created for English-language audiences. Introductions by actor and comedian Terry Jones to Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, Mon oncle, and PlayTime.Archival video and audio interviews with Tati. In the Footsteps of Monsieur Hulot, a 1989 documentary about Tati's beloved alter ego. Five visual essays and a classroom lecture by Tati expert Stéphane Goudet.
New interview with critic Michel Chion on Tati's sound design. "Jour de fête": In Search of the Lost Color, a 1988 documentary on the restoration of the film to Tati's original color vision. "Mon oncle, " a 2008 documentary on the making of the film.
Everything Is Beautiful, a 2005 piece on the fashion, furniture, and architecture of Mon oncle. Selected-scene commentaries on PlayTime by Goudet, theater director Jérôme Deschamps, and critic Philip Kemp. Tativille, a documentary shot on the set of PlayTime.
Beyond "PlayTime, " a short 2002 documentary featuring on-set footage. "An Homage to Jacques Tati, " a 1982 program featuring Tati friend and set designer Jacques Lagrange. Interview from 2006 with PlayTime script supervisor Sylvette Baudrot. Tati Story, a short biographical film from 2002. Alternate international soundtracks for Monsieur Hulot's Holiday and PlayTime.PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics James Quandt, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Kristin Ross, and David Cairns. New covers by David Merveille. Format: Blu-Ray, NTSC, Black/White, Color. Region: Region A Americas, SE Asia... Number of Discs: 7 BD's.
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